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Donors preview Doylestown Health’s new building


Several hundred donors and supporters of Doylestown Health’s ambitious campaign to build a state-of-the-art cardiovascular and critical care pavilion packed the center for a celebratory event and tour of the facility, which is still under construction.

“This is the coolest opportunity to hold it here,” said Jim Brexler, president and CEO of Doylestown Health, as he welcomed the guests Sept. 25. “We wanted to offer you a sneak preview of what your gifts are doing.”

The $75 million One Vision campaign has raised nearly $60 million in donations and pledges for the 100,000-square-foot wing of the hospital, Brexler said. With more than 2,500 new donors, the campaign is the most ambitious in the hospital’s history and will continue the hospital’s long tradition of providing superior health care to the community and beyond, he said.

One Vision “will help us remain relevant, indispensable…a beacon of excellence,” Brexler told the audience, as he stood on a staircase overlooking the crowd.

The new center will feature the three-story Gorsky Atrium, named after Alex and Pat Gorsky, honorary chairs of the campaign. Described as a “dramatic entranceway,” it will host a heart-healthy café. During the event, Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said, “nowhere else are you going to go to get better care around the world,” than Doylestown Health.

The Woodall Center for Heart and Vascular Care will house the Della Penna CVICU/IVU and its 28 universal private rooms, vascular hybrid operating suite and 20 private bays for pre-procedural care and recovery.

There will be 32 specialized and private intensive care/intermediate care patient rooms that will be named The Clark Center for Critical Care Medicine. Richard and Angela Clark are chairs of One Vision: The Campaign for Doylestown Health.

A uniquely designed waiting area, featuring flexible seating arrangements, will be named for Fred Beans and the Marshall Monumental Staircase encourages exercise in reaching the three floors.

Officials said, the second floor, housing the heart and vascular center, will open early next year. The Clark Center will open later